Trustee: California Made Mercantile

San Francisco, CA

Why are you interested in becoming a Trustee?
in support of an artist and designer I have had the pleasure of working with and representing since 2006
What is the mission of your organization?
to sell and promote the work of small artists and designers who reside, design and manufacture within the state of California
In the past, how effective have you been in achieving this mission?
I have had ongoing success for 11 years in helping to grow small lines
Do you belong to any organizational networks -- nationally, regionally, or locally? If yes, please list.
We are have been a certified Green Business with the San Francisco Green Business program since 2007
How will you decide who to endorse as a borrower? What due diligence will you conduct?
I have endorsed a candidate who I have watched become more successful of the years- not only through the continuing increase in units that have been sold through California Made Mercantile but in the numbers of products and in accounts/stores he has added.I will take a closer look as well at his future goals and plans for growth.
How do you plan to support the borrower, both before and after the loan is disbursed?
I will continue to work closely with the borrower to make sure he maximizes the most profit and I will continue to test out his new products. I will watch the loan disbursements closely and if I see little sucess will consult with him as to what he can change to make this happen.
How will you help us ensure that the loans you endorse have a significant and positive social impact?
We are a nation with an almost-extinct manufaturing sector. My business was created 11 years ago to aid in forming a more sustainable community. To aid in the economic and environntal vitality and health of our communities it is necessary to support local artists and manufacturers such as this borrower. The borrower I have chosen sells to stores primarily within 100 miles of his home, takes parts in many local craft shows and street fairs as well as participating in local pop-up shops. He has continued to be reliable with his production and because of this has managed to continually increase his sales steadily.

About California Made Mercantile

Trustee Type:
art gallery & boutique
Second Tier trustee
On Zip Since:
Sep 9, 2013
(35 months)
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